Meet Our Winter 2016 Social Innovators

Robert Cradle

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Setting up barbershops/salons in homeless shelters and schools; rendering and teaching grooming, Winter 2016

Shelley Halstead

A Renaissance woman wants to put power – literally – into the hands of black women., Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Winter 2016

Cadeatra Harvey

A self-described introvert extends herself to Baltimore youth and empowers them to earn money from their artwork., Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Winter 2016

Jonathan Moore

A self-taught computer nerd shows former prisoners a path to success., Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Winter 2016

Michelle Nelson

A young poet with a penchant for making order out of chaos brings her passion to West Baltimore., Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Winter 2016

Steve Nutt

A cybersecurity whiz wants to put his IT skills to good use – as in doing good., Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Winter 2016

Steven Richardson

A watchmaker to the stars shares the wonder of mechanical watchmaking., Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Winter 2016

Ed Slattery

An economist used to thinking rationally finds his world turned upside-down., Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Winter 2016

Bryant Smith

“Plant a tree, Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, save a life” is more than just a slogan to an enterprising business owner., Winter 2016

Jordan Randall Smith

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Love of music inspires Jordan Randall Smith to spread the joy., Winter 2016

Lida Zlatic

A young teacher takes her brainchild from fledgling to adulthood., Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Winter 2016

Meet Our Spring 2016 Social Innovators

CJay Philip

A Broadway performer brings out the kick-ball-change in seniors, Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Spring 2016

Demi Lashawn

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Nurturing the creative talent in underperforming students, Spring 2016

Troy Staton

A local barber brings art to the community in his SoWeBo shop, Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Spring 2016

Lamonte Hampton

A formerly homeless Marine serves fellow vets in a souped-up RV, Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Spring 2016

Mariah Pratt-Bonkowski

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Helping working families make the leap to financial independence, Spring 2016

Andrew Foster

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Giving troubled teens new purpose by training shelter dogs, Spring 2016

Arman Mizani

A furniture maker builds up the local workforce through skill sharing, Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Spring 2016

Kimberlyn Peal

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Inspiring teen girls to become civic leaders and bosses, Spring 2016

Jennifer Zunikoff

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Helping teachers and students champion social justice through storytelling, Spring 2016

Ariel Hicks & Audrey Buckland

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Spring 2016, Two amateur stargazers aim to put a telescope in every neighborhood

Julie Buisson & Mark Verdecia

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Planting the seeds for healthy eating and urban farming in city kids, Spring 2016

Meet Our Summer 2015 Social Innovators

Jason Tashea

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Keeping missed calls from leading to jail cells, Summer 2015

Brittany Oliver

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Helping women of color organize for action, Summer 2015

Cristi Demnowicz

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Restoring dignity fo homeless people one toothbrush at a time, Summer 2015

Keyon Johnson

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Keeping the kids of Oliver safe through sports, Summer 2015

Michael Rosenband

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Community development through youth baseball, Summer 2015

Keisha Reynolds

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Inspiring students through stories and travel, Summer 2015

Rashad Hawkins

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Fusing art and activism for young entrepreneurs, Summer 2015

Melissa Moore

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Helping communities “activate” their power to change, Summer 2015

Becky Slogeris

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Putting Baltimore’s history and future in children’s hands, Summer 2015

Peter Bruun

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Summer 2015, Using art to educate about addiction

Meredith Chaiken

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Cops and kids talking it out, Summer 2015

Meet Our Winter 2015 Social Innovators

Vincent Purcell

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Unleashing Digital Power, Winter 2015, Workforce

Krishana Davis

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Closing the money-skills gender gap, Winter 2015

Parag Khandhar

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Economic growth through solidarity, Winter 2015

Ateira Griffin

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Strengthening mother-daughter ties, Winter 2015

Richard Best

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Filling up emptiness with art, Winter 2015

Timothy Nohe

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Where trees and technology meet, Winter 2015

Verlando Brown

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Lifting up first-generation collegians, Winter 2015

Maggie Cawley

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Mapping a route to technology, Winter 2015

LaMarr D. Shields

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Students mentoring teachers, Winter 2015

Meet Our Summer 2014 Social Innovators

Dave Troy

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Getting from “Smalltimore” to “All-timore”, Summer 2014

Bart O’Reilly

Art for the under-represented, Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Summer 2014

Robyn Miller

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Summer 2014, Turning creativity into cash

Joe Manko

A high-tech boost for low-income kids, Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Summer 2014

Natasha Jones

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Public information about public art, Summer 2014

Adam Jackson

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Fusing debate skills with social justice, Summer 2014

Michelle Geiss

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Problem solving through social design, Summer 2014

Harsha Desai

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Business sense for nonprofits, Summer 2014

Andy Dahl and Nima Shahidi

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Summer 2014, When kids and bikes are brought together great things happen

Sam Hopkins

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Musical mentoring goes high-tech, Summer 2014

Emmanuel Cephas

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Summer 2014, Tools for teaching kinesthetic kids

Meet Our Winter 2014 Social Innovators

Jessica Ladd

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Improving sexual health through technology, Winter 2014

Riyaz Gayasaddin

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Taking the school-food movement to new heights, Winter 2014

Gretchen LeGrand

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Education, Turning kids into computer whizzes, Winter 2014

Marc Szarkowski

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Taking down barriers in Baltimore’s “First Mile”, Winter 2014

Stephanie Geller

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Unleashing institutions’ purchasing power, Winter 2014, Workforce

Jerrie Kumalah

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Reclaiming a city’s unwanted spaces, Winter 2014

Nina Beth Cardin

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Sweet success in urban orchards, Winter 2014

Carol Ott

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Crowdsourcing the corner store, Winter 2014

Light City

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Lighting the Way to Baltimore's Future, Winter 2014

Chris Wilson

Turning Hidden Assets Into Jobs, Winter 2014, Workforce

Kristerfer Burnett

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Organizing for the Masses, Winter 2014

Morgan Grove

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Common Ground for Planting Trees, Winter 2014

Deana Haggag

Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, Reimagining the Museum, Winter 2014




Bring Your Idea for Baltimore to Life

The Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, a publication and small grants program published by the Warnock Foundation, holds Pitch Day, where the winners featured on this site present their idea in front of a room full of potential investors, community business leaders, and David Warnock, founder and chairman of the Warnock Foundation.

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